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Poster: guyzilla Date: Sep 29, 2010 2:48pm
Forum: feature_films Subject: Please move to Feature Films too

http://www.archive.org/details/Metropolis1925-LongerVersion
I went ahead and put up both versions of this movie. Should be fun to compare the two with each other.I wouldn't be surprised if there were other different PD edits of this film out there.
P.S. How come the silent films sub-collection is not listed above with the other sub-collections?

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Poster: quigs Date: Sep 30, 2010 12:41pm
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: Please move to Feature Films too

Just watched it, fantastic!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Is there anyone who has a copyof other Fritz Lang sci-fi film "woman on the moon"? I saw that 30 years ago on late night T.V. .

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Poster: guyzilla Date: Sep 30, 2010 11:52pm
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: Please move to Feature Films too

I have a copy of it but I think it's been "Kino-ised" so I don't think it's pd. I know what you mean though.

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Poster: quigs Date: Oct 1, 2010 12:30am
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: Please move to Feature Films too

It would be good to see again. This time, I'd probably stay awake for it.

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Poster: Elric_Dewisant Date: Oct 1, 2010 1:09pm
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: Please move to Feature Films too

"Kino-ized". I like that. :D

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Poster: guyzilla Date: Oct 1, 2010 11:34pm
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: Please move to Feature Films too

Either that or "Murnau-ised".

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Poster: Elric_Dewisant Date: Sep 30, 2010 6:57am
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: Please move to Feature Films too

Checking the running times, these look good. None are the Moroder 80 minute butcher job, or any of the three Murnau archive restorations (123, 119 and 145 minutes). If I were to hazard a guess,...I say guess as hand-cracked frames per second get really convoluted in digitization (that is, this is where frames tend to be added, so as to make the digital transfer run at the same number of visual frames per second as a hand-cranked print; 16fps silent, 24fps sound -ish)...I would say that the short copy (95 min) is an American-ized copy of the German "for distribution" re-release (93 min., also from 1927 and NOT the same as the 153 min. masterpiece that premiered); while the longer version (at 117 minutes) is a slowed down copy of the print that was shown in regular distribution in the US from 1927 (114 min. @ 25fps), which has been floating around as a 16mm reduction print for ages and generally finds it's way into the dollar bin DVDs. Also, the intertitles look to be of an identical age (probably original and taken from the American print). I think we have a pair of winners and a huge thank you for the upload!!

I hope that is reasonably clear. Frame rates and silent films are just as brainbrokeandmeltingtoGOOOOO as bloody copyright law.

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Poster: billbarstad Date: Sep 29, 2010 8:42pm
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: Please move to Feature Films too

It's listed instead just under "Welcome to Feature Films" along with shorts, and trailers. I guess these are considered as collections in themselves, like Feature Films (Talkies). I've long felt that IA's categories are kind of messy. Anyway, that's my guess.